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What is Modernism in Literature?
NAME : HARIYANI KISHAN .R
ROLL NO: 17
PAPER : 9 THE MODERNIST LITERATURE
SUBMITTED:S....
What is Literary Modernism?
Literary modernism traces its origins to late
19th and early 20th century
Began in France, s...
Modernism as a movement
Modernism as a movement can be recognized not only
in literature but also in
• The sciences
• Phil...
Influential thinkers
Physicist Einstein on Relativity (1905)
Physicist Planck on Quantum Theory (1900)
Psychologist Fre...
Artistic and Literary Movements
• Imagism:
• Symbolism:
• Vorticism:
• Expressionism:
• Futurism:
• Dadaism
History of Modernism in Literature
Emerging fields of psychology and sociology
Advancements in science and technology
A...
Decay of Character and Hero

Psychological theories of Sigmund
Freud created an impact on modernist
writers
 Writers fou...
Modern story does not follow a Chronological
order
Modern stories do not have a beginning or
end
Modernist literature r...
Stress on Individual
Individual is more important for modernist
writers than society
In a modern story, there are no uni...
Realism
Modern stories are realistic
For writers, there is no such thing
as absolute truth; everything is
relative.
Mod...
Thematic features
Focus on form rather than meaning
Breaking down of limitation of space
and time
Borrowings from other...
Formal features of narrative
• Lack of traditional chronological narrative
(discontinuous narrative)
• Break of narrative ...
Prominent Modernist Writers
 Samuel Beckett
 James Joyce
 Virginia Woolf
 Elizabeth Bowen
 Dorothy Richardson
 T. S....
Work Cited:
Related Articles:
http://www.brighthubeducation.com/high-school-
english-lessons/29453-modernism-in-literatur...
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  1. 1. What is Modernism in Literature? NAME : HARIYANI KISHAN .R ROLL NO: 17 PAPER : 9 THE MODERNIST LITERATURE SUBMITTED:S.B.GARDI DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH M.K.BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY BATCH :2015’17 Email Id :kishanhariyani1992@gmail.com
  2. 2. What is Literary Modernism? Literary modernism traces its origins to late 19th and early 20th century Began in France, spread to England and America and finally came back to Europe Enjoyed its peak during the years 1910-1925.
  3. 3. Modernism as a movement Modernism as a movement can be recognized not only in literature but also in • The sciences • Philosophy • Psychology • Anthropology • Painting • Music • Sculpture • Architecture
  4. 4. Influential thinkers Physicist Einstein on Relativity (1905) Physicist Planck on Quantum Theory (1900) Psychologist Freud on the Unconscious (The Interpretation of Dreams, 1900) Psychologist Jung on Collective Unconscious Linguist De Saussure on Language Anthropologist Frazer on Primitive Cultures
  5. 5. Artistic and Literary Movements • Imagism: • Symbolism: • Vorticism: • Expressionism: • Futurism: • Dadaism
  6. 6. History of Modernism in Literature Emerging fields of psychology and sociology Advancements in science and technology Ambiguous situation after World-War I Increase in population and expansion of cities It was in these tumultuous times that the Cultural Revolution, known as Modernism.
  7. 7. Decay of Character and Hero  Psychological theories of Sigmund Freud created an impact on modernist writers  Writers found that the traditional method of portraying characters was erroneous Characteristic Of Modernist Literature:
  8. 8. Modern story does not follow a Chronological order Modern stories do not have a beginning or end Modernist literature requires an Active reader Decay Of Plot
  9. 9. Stress on Individual Individual is more important for modernist writers than society In a modern story, there are no universally accepted values of social conduct
  10. 10. Realism Modern stories are realistic For writers, there is no such thing as absolute truth; everything is relative. Modernist literature is a portrayal of life as it is.
  11. 11. Thematic features Focus on form rather than meaning Breaking down of limitation of space and time Borrowings from other cultures and languages Unconventional use of metaphor
  12. 12. Formal features of narrative • Lack of traditional chronological narrative (discontinuous narrative) • Break of narrative frames (fragmentation) • Moving from one level of narrative to another • Use of interior monologue technique • Use of the stream of consciousness technique • Focus on a character's consciousness and subconscious
  13. 13. Prominent Modernist Writers  Samuel Beckett  James Joyce  Virginia Woolf  Elizabeth Bowen  Dorothy Richardson  T. S. Eliot  William Faulkner  Sylvia Plath  W. B. Yeats  Ernest Hemingway
  14. 14. Work Cited: Related Articles: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/high-school- english-lessons/29453-modernism-in-literature/ http://www.online- literature.com/periods/modernism.php http://www.online- literature.com/periods/modernism.php http://www.slideshare.net/ciaffaroni/modernism-in- literature-1082251

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